Family/Kids

Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR
Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year.
The law states that health classes will have to teach CPR and how to use a defibrillator (AED - a…
Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan
Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.
The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
...is making it difficult for schools to cope when there are absences due to illness or family emergency, or for those times when a teacher…
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Now Offers Sensory Kits for Kids
The Children's Museum took to Facebook on Monday to announce that the kits will be available to be checked out from their front desk, and that the kids can use them for the duration of their visit to the museum. Some items included in the kit include weighted vests and suspenders and hearing pr…
LaughFest Announces Next Round of Acts
Katt Williams, Joel McHale and the comedy duo of Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are the latest headliners being added to Gilda’s LaughFest, which is scheduled for March 9 to 19, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities.
Meet Stuart – Christine’s Pet of the Week!
Get ready to fall in love with this energetic and playful dog named Stuart.
He's a 2-year-old American Staffy mix who was transferred to the Humane Society of West Michigan from the Flint area. Stuart seems to get along great with people in general, he's super sweet and affectiona…
Stores with the Best Return Policies in West Michigan
While the mall and stores are currently filled with holiday shoppers, pretty soon it will be the opposite.
The day after Christmas is the unofficial holiday of "Returning Day" (I just made that up). You get a gift you don't like so you head to the store to return it o…
Meet Sunday – Christine’s Pet of the Week!
Sunday is this Wednesday's Pet of the Week from the Humane Society of West Michigan. She is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, in need of a good home. She's young and full of energy but can also be chill. She shows affection through her kisses and would fit right into a new famil…
W. MI Baby Delivered By State Trooper on Side of Freeway
A Michigan State trooper can now add "delivered a baby" to his resume.
Sunday morning, an officer from the Hart Post was called to a "medical emergency" on M-82 in Newaygo County. MLive says that due to a language barrier, the trooper did not know what kind of emer…
25 Days of Christmas Movies on Freeform!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our beloved movies during the holiday season.
And now that it's December, it's time for Freeform's 25 Days of continuous Christmas movies (with some other favorites in between).
Some of this year's movies include the ones that alway…
Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle Starts Friday!
We have officially entered the month of December and that means a bunch of winter activities to look forward to.
Ice skating is obviously one of the favorites and this Friday, 12/2, ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids will open for the season...

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